Thursday, December 30, 2010

New sewing machine for me!

My sweet husband got me a new sewing machine for Christmas. He admitted he had no idea what kind I wanted, but wanted me to have one to open up on Christmas. So now I am thinking I am going to return the basic Kenmore he got me. I was looking at Joannne's and they had some very sweet sewing machines. Unfortunately, I am not the best seamstress and only need the basic sewing machine. All of the bells and whistles would be wasted on me I am sure. So my question to you my blog friends is do any of you have the husquarna Emerald 118? It is the electronic base version for them. I would love to hear any feedback or input any of you have for me. I want this to be the last sewing machine purchase for me ever. Thanks to any of you that have some input for me.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday stress??

You are not the only one here is a little story about the big guy himself when he was very stressed one year at Christmas.

A Little Christmas Story
When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.
Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor.. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Not a lot of people know this

Happy Holidays to all of you!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Soul Sisters

I am so lucky to be included in a group of uber talented group of artists. Four of us are primarily jewelry artist, then there is one incredible salvage artist. We call ourselves the Soul Sisters. This group is the most generous hearted I've ever been around. No on thinks of themselves first, they are always talking about someone else's talent. No one complains, no drama it's all about putting the others first. Yes I am very blessed to be asked to be part of this group.
We are going to have a permanent space together at Lakewood Antique Market in Cumming Ga. Our first show in the permanent spot is this weekend December 17, 18 and 19th.
You can check out our new blog to see our upcoming shows and previews.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Market 334 Sneak Peek

The ladies are working on the booth at Market 334 in Cumming today. Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesome offerings we will have there. Vikki the master of all design will be there will her repurposed salvage crosses, photo frames, and jewelry holders. These are truly amazing one of a kind items. If you see one you want you have to grab it because it can never be reproduced. Kelli Smith will have her awesome leather cuffs. These are so hot right now and she really rocks them. I am the proud owner of one her rhinestone/leather beauties. Mari Mogitz will be there with her metal smithing tools so she can customize charms for all in need of a great gift. You just really need to make time to come by and see us it should be terrific.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Market 334 here we come

There is a new venue in Cumming Georgia called, Market 334. It is located at 334 Dahlonega st. It is a variety of artisan crafters, and farmers market. Last weekend was the inaugural show. We will be participating each Saturday for the month of December and hopefully every Saturday in the future. The market looks like it has a terrific homey setting w/ a great variety of vendors. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday morning to me.

Friday, December 3, 2010

More shows...

We are in high gear for shows right now. We had a great time today. I am so lucky to be working with such talented artists. Here are a couple of photos I shot before everyone arrived.